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Melia White House - Oil and acrylic painting on sphere- 60cm diameter - 2017

This site-specific artwork was created for Artrooms 2017.

 


infinite perspectives www willteather com

 

 

Ian Collins, art critic and curator, writes:

"As if out to set himself ever-greater challenges, the artist has now embarked on Infinite Perspectives - researching, creating and presenting three-dimensional paintings on globes and unusually formed canvases.

The compositions employ experimental forms of perspective to create immersive 360-degree realistic images - with both the perspective and the representation slyly shifting depending on which point you look at them.

A hemisphere containing a flock of doves hangs on the wall like one half of an opened giant egg. And now the artist-adventurer is on to the Norwich planets suite - with images of city sites cast on suspended globes. Spinning first is a world of books as reflected in Elm Hill's Dormouse Bookshop."

 



"Here can be found the painter himself reading Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer, while also browsing J.G. Ballard's Empire of the Sun. But all his favourite books are captured in hundreds of spine titles on these revolving shelves. And then there are as many satirical volumes such as Art for Idiots by Charles Saatchi, Spitting Images by J.M.W. Turner and Fixing the Art Market by Damien Hirst. Here too is John Allen of Mandell's Gallery, pulling out playing cards while also being credited as the author of an as-yet-unwritten book called Art in the Provinces.

 
A second globe revolves around the Elm Hill emporium of Mr P. Milne's Antiques and Curios.  
The third, just begun when I visited the Teather studio early in 2015, is the Victorian assembly of tiles, bricks and wooden walkways in which lies the artist's den of work, as if in the cabin of a Victorian sailing ship.

And that seems a good point at which to leave him. Let's step ashore as he casts off for another creative voyage and await with eager interest his return with untold and unexpected treasures."


 


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